[arch-projects] [PATCH] [initscripts] network: Add missing broadcast address

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Thu Jun 9 15:07:12 EDT 2011

On Thu, Jun 09, 2011 at 06:58:41PM +0200, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > Correct. We can still optionally configure it, but the default should be
> > what I do in my patch. We could combine Eric's and my patch.
> By Eric, do you mean Gerardo? Anyone want to resubmit a combination?
> > Right now, netcfg doesn't have a way to configure the broadcast either,
> > and just computes it automatically.
> >
> >
> > Do you have a use case where the broadcast is not the last address in
> > the subnet? I haven't seen this.
> I'll let Dave asses whether or not this (setting a non-standard
> broadcast) is something we actually want to support
> -t

I think it's within the realm of things we could support. I wasn't aware
of any situation where the broadcast couldn't be calculated
automatically, so I skipped over it. Since this isn't the case, I think
it's important that we support it. It's a simple enough change.


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